Official confirms Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates


Honor and Huawei are the most recent smartphone companies to release Android Oreo updates for some of their products. We already reported about the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, as well as Honor 9 and Honor V9, getting their long-awaited updates, but now we have information about two other handsets will receive the same treatment.

It looks like Honor's CEO, George Zao, recently confirmed in an interview with a Serbian online media publication that his company is currently beta testing Android Oreo for two other smartphones: Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro.

According to him, Android 8.0 Oreo will soon be available for both Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro, but they will not be the last smartphones the company will upgrade to the new version of the OS. Honor 7X, the phone that was recently introduced in China and will go worldwide very soon, will also receive the update.

Zao also said that “some other Honor smartphones” will be updated to Android Oreo, but he didn't mention any other names nor a timeline for the release. Even so, it's nice to know that another company is trying to keep up with Google's Android updates and treat its customers fairly.

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8
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)
8 Pro
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(30h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Good policy from Huawei. My son's Honor 8 will receive last version of Android. It is good other OEM's to follow same policy.

2. Shubham412302

Posts: 586; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

They give 2 major updates to all their phones except holly series. Honor 8 pro may receive Android P.

3. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Eagerly waiting

4. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Hopes this update brings portrait mode in addition to wide aperture mode and some battery optimizations

5. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Thank you very much. Honor 8 is a very nice phone.

6. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

No body cares, let them use decent displays first.

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